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>> we are holiday sething now, we are n even at a given now. arlevide immaculately taking over the show. happening now starts right now. thank you. >> we are just an hour away on the adlytrroa coverage and ungodly. as a new state department reports, it seems to contradict statements from the administration in the initial hours after the assault. it killed four americans in libya. the state department saying that noe lta tasas preplaed nd esat nng o agcollo alluded to in the first few days following this attack. ambassador john bolton will be for moments when from now. we have a lot of breaking je f,nd sesews aswl.
brngs the one threat against one of our nation's banks and cyberattacks on banking websites. we will tell you who is ing hit now. plus ahit-and-run caught on tape, the victim from 10 feet into the air and police need your help to finthe person behind the wheel. it is alln "happening now." jon: a good morning to you. the polls show this contest to come down totewr. nntcrt ck fll ie daweti to watch this march towards election day. we are waiting for governor romney hold a town meeting.
joining us will be new jersey governor chris christie. ab35nvent is set to kick i in the meantime from the president back in the white house today, following a visit to ohio yesterday, the lates policy shows the race in the buckeye state dramatically tightening. goorne lthne nei ohs ofa af of states that are considered battlegrnd, 18 electoral votes come a long way to the 270. seeyg.oberts is why but we did t scfo us. >> yes, it started off in the fellas basement, and now the governor here in ohio during a tag t bs a enebucke ste ngfuaa a
campaign against the president and now making it a campaign about voting for governor romney here he is less meaning in cuyahoga falls, ohio. thotofsi bseen watchingoe f foorarnnt th that right chance ought to be four more weeks for them. [cheers] [applause] repoer: mitt romney is really reaching out to those .
yedaerve ryardeeti aest ouot toicor.eat obcagn has just been all over this promising this is another flip-flop by governor romney, saying the women out there don't trust them, don't trust what he says, he really wi wortorsrtr, la polrentma goorne even among themselves. it is in the obama campaign's best interest to scare some away from governor romney. it is also left the romney campaign scrambling to ensure th yes come the government is very much pro-life and that itut d riaot
this has all open up a bunch of new questions, some of which make them up at tonighttomorrow night's presential debate and could come up in the secondne. we are follinghis dw sheg a: tmenteesting if it comes up in the townhall today. we will be watching for that as well. reporter: it could be, maybe someone will bring up. yowalhatciated itawys questions will be asked and it really does show the prioty of voters in what questions and issues they want the candidates to address. jon: also interesting to hr what chris christie might
we are continuing to monitor the next presidential debate. my next guest sayst h ids ore nvora r techge for the obama pa. charlie gasparo joins us live. you are talking about the four letter word liar, right? repoer:eon ote tha obama had clearly lost, you know, president obama didn't look inward, he just decided to reevaluate his presidency on how to defend it. theentireapigadr ry thre siimbedies david axelrod called him and elmer gantry, it is poisonous campaign, if you remember from four years ago, it is just imab obraste hol opst now it is something totally different.
it's all the way -- you know, it s goes all the way up and down the campai for presidentobaa ro imet o --i 'tll meant mitt romney on stage, it was some sort of stand-in for him, all the way down to somebody about one of his staffers. jon: is not silly? people saw that this ws n sae mroo stage. reporter: i think it is a totally counterproductive argument. it also sort of undermines your own redibility when veryone isyido not believe him. everyone says, well, wait a minute. i was actually surprised to see that mitt romney, you know, stepped in and, you know, gave a veryvincing perormance
joi oe t tht about half-truths or mistruths or you could go back to the president's promise that he would keep unemployment low 8%. lo and behold, that ort of happened recently, four years later. tho spe r now. a lot of these attacks -- i don't think they are effective. when somebody is doing something, when your opponent is hif, d tinawndp fting happening. you just kind of let him continue hurting himself. jon: jenna point out something interesting with that romney's mo during the debate, he seemed to carry himself asacoa a anf tsf figures.
obama seemedut with a college beofessor, which he had lways >>t'ghitn a rygtoe co,auide he wanted to have a beer with at the bar come bottom he was an adult in the room and he was very serious. it was a terrific performance, if you run were four years ago, that was barack obama. heas ntryi o the nonadult, he was trying to be the good you want to hang out with at the bar. jon:e ce s 8. aur] lihaou b here. jenna: just confirmed that 12 deaths in a meningitis outbreak. linked to stoid injections gone back. there is w concern about a new nospngtrioha
eat. thas lt atlanta. reporter: this latest death was reported from florida. it was a man who actually died back in july. that was the month before public baaidiont eteve dcoverd been shipped to 23 states. florida department of health has now confirmed that that death was associated with thi fungal meningitis outbreak, bringing the national death toll to 12. this rare form ofnn tmib fso person the outbreak was eventually traced to a fungus that apparently contaminated three lots of medication compounded by a pharmacy in massachusetts. tennessee health officials say that they have nowcnira counasatit niis cases. they say that the fungus identified in that tate appears
to be responding to the focal treatment, public health offials ill evat eygitheat y, ouey ortant reasons, they need to identify and test the patient as soon as possible. jenna: we certainly hope the best possible outcome, jonathan. what is being done to prevent future outbreaks? reporter: ere alrdy a fondy em gr ac ahuecmmtee on energy and commerce has sent a formal request to the fda requesting a briefing by the end the week. this was also sent to the cdc. haxpedcefers eome maicpeonuc tew elaomding nterwhich formulated the steroid suspectedn the outbreak, this is less regulatory oversight in other compounding places. the lettewas tohe f bl hole.esndo la
jenna: we'll be talking to a doctor about that a little bit later on the proam and how we can protect ourselves if we need to. as we continue to move forward with the story. jonathan, thank you soc. n: oss thnl e gey defenseman alex, has died. helayed with the lions. eight magnificent football ay. hcas ron the movie -- he was the father of emmanuel lewis on the harcyffdnkas failure.
he had also joined in the lawsuit of the league during that the nen alnger protection. at any rate, alex karras died this morning surrounded by family and friends. alex karras. jenna: we think aout s hi in enues t nn et on happening now, a mystery and more. we will have that story coming up [ male announce] how do you measure happiness?
an one aee isy und in charles river. jonathan dailies remain weighted down wh a cinder block. reports of a homicide. in the u.s. citizen who lives in boston was on a flight from japan. they bustd this gentleman at lax wi a body bag and aen a ethi luggage. and police say they found more than 100 hours of secretly taped video from the encounter with thisetlem j hdfse stn brselswhere leon panetta is now asking for help, trning security forces in
afghantan. he is explaining that the u.s. has created a disproportionate number of military training teams. upnt shortage.urtop what else came out of this visit to nato? >>ne of the main aims of the visit to brussels will be aligned together in the wake of all of these insiderat. to pipadi togetherness. we want tohelp afghanistan security government itself. as i said to my fellow ministers, w have come too far, far too manytl, we have spild tomuchbod toniejew about. >> he also took the opportunity to announce a change in command. ad ee - a general
job will take his place in november. joso what are the other details? >> the war officially enlast december with more tn 200 is ilone se oadoms before major prison break last month that set free some of most dangerous al qaeda linked terrorist. the u.s. intelligenc estimates esmatet man a a eareliving in five training camps in iraq. u.s. officials tht estimate
that in afghanistan, there are less than 100 separate from the taban. th egore f a: ima o suspecd terrorism and trade terror network busted in france. they found bomb making materials as part of the investigation, what they are calling an exemely dangous terrorist cell. leade retsende aer t edr wed. e nnonagede attack on a jewish grocery store last night. greg london has more. reporter: it is very much a itrtve einvestation. thseesrout france. the alleged ringleader was killed in a shootout with ease. twelve othe were being rte
anti-semitic material as well as you list of jewish associations. the group is believed to e ta t ck risber ae been anti-semitic attacks in france, leaving the killing of a rabbi, childre grg er run against jewish targets. some of the suspects we radicalized radicalizing recent ips egy and iau halst on fight with the hottest and militants in syria, and apparently had deadly plants closer to home. jenna: we will continue to watch that. thank you.
jon: breaking news on a story we have been following. a 10-year-old girl who has been missing. rick has the latest from the breaking nesroom. port:in wnst lote r oking with law enforcement encoding, wyoming, trying to find 10-year-old jessica bridgeway. they are trying to find a connection with another child abduction that happened on monday in thematirin h
deca t w lepaloatio what she looks like. a small gap between her two front teeth and she also has a sore on the bridge of her nose right now, right where her glasses that, or shemay not be weing her glasses. she disappeadond hl going to be friends with her daily walk to school. the fbi is involved with the search, which has included a home investigation of jessica shared with her mother. law enforcementnterewinthe milyt ngayhi ae otfa. vedyhat knows me and knows our family knows that we didn't do anything. i know that it is something that hato be done. you know, they have to get it out ere. >>yakd f thought that she did it, and i said, there is no way. i've never believed that.
ite -mm film. here is secretary of state hillary clinton in the days after the deadly attack on september 11. >> there ino justifition. not at all. responng to thisideoih en the two joining us now is former ambassador john bolton epoxies attribute. amssador, what we saw and heard last nht, where senior state rof aa emabbezi, a precursor to the hearings today -- they did not point to any evidence of any time that supported the conclusion is a esraast ck ovhet eal w in. >> reading last night is also consistent with reports that in september, the day of the 12th
on the, the day after the assassination, patrick kennedy, the undersecretary, read the staff that was a terrorist attack ben erf te thatheris atelelli ate department, who are not about to be blamed for this if they don't think they were responsible, but the careerist on the one hanand the obama administration on the oth. you knowyou have backlit with secrety clton. is rderim sgh vncs ed h video, famously, ambassadorice said that the white house spokesman said it. but if there isconsistency, it appears be ithe ee hete tmenyng om g-o t terrorist attack. that will be an interesting centerpiece to this hearing today. is this a real bureaucracy versus the white house? jenna: let's talk about the prur wen ss,e ed ttaepen u abe t
president's cabinet -- just the same as ambassador rice at this time. as information breaks and comes in, is there any chance that different people get fferent haedhrprapat esll asot a member of the president's cabinet. this may be part of the problem. all you have to cabine officials in the state department. that is a prescription for potential trouble. but obviously, when top exn rtarntey ldhvat ll at nformation. otherwise, it is a prescription for the ministration to get itself into trouble, as it has done here. normally that would not be in the view of the ambassador. that job is not responsible for diplomatic security in libya onteines wyth thewrk students werasked to go on
ts, rather than secretary of jejs a quick thought on have that and i'm going to cure you overpass for commercial break. why do you think the u.n. ambassador was put forward, that we haven't heard so much from the n. sce tt? heetwosit. of e use said sent congratulations, you have the short straw or two secretaries, secretary clinton said this is a hidden story that people have not told us. where was she? at her department. jenna: one of the things that we have coming to life is about the teriorating security in benghazi. i will ybohat te ea atthac fth at etm le that right after
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general, when it comes to security -- what would be the normal reaction to that, if there is one? >> wcome a worldwide the dertment is responsiblr ae oamic er. they have a way of conflicting demand. i think that is why they should be the focus of the hearing today. it is clear from what we know so far that the threat level in libya was high and rising. yet washington was rejecting requts for addna secu, r e ti eurity. we need to find out what the reasons are. it doesn't really matter in this case with the normal procedures are. because the result is tragedy. there are four dead americans. the ought to be so cobi fh ani no ljut w vefis mave ke the box or disapproved or set out the disapproving table, do they talk to their superiors, were there other ideological or political reasons for the dcisio secity. dieycm from the seventh
floor of the state department for top management is? and they come from the white hous those are the courses of questioning that i hope that we can see some answers to oday nn l eino amad thank you. jon: fox news is america's election hedquarters. right now the latest politics average poll shows an extremely tight presidential election te prenam lthne rcge point. anybody can tip the scale here or overseas. you just head jenna speaking with john bolton about the we linreutya h ilr fallout of the murders and how the administration is responding to them. let's talk about it with juan
williams and editor at large and fox news contributor mary katharine ham. agee h rmeth pe,n g tioodothab foreign policy and america's stature overseas? >> welcome i think they worry about national security, especially in the years since 11. that has been a major item on thameran anda. tom i ilab omkvt their number one concern seems to be the concern of jobs and the jobs must be at the top of the ticket. ine x has been acag mnams iis l oukihiou est a'ip of the economy and much more about looking ahead in sing that mitt romney can do a better job in terms of generating those jobs quickly and getting a spu.ectory of the recovery to
jon: when mitt romney made his speech at the virginia military institute, he pointed to a lot of the president promises on foreign policy and what he calls failures or mistakes and essentially said that tis le afurs ihaleft us less and dohaso wvtrs >> i think that he is wrong that debt and deficit is number one jobs is uw. aa e a es amongst the administration, number two, it does hamper obama's ability to press his advantage on foreign policy, which he did hav because of the modern and otheris itoio in rang through the house hearing today. there are some curious mishandling of this issue in benghazi.
as it continues to break through october, the timing is bad and itesitt eymp andssa meiosas here. jon: the clear politics have taken a look at independent voters. the rcp average, the rasmussen poll, gallup tracking poll, ibd, all of hhvt romney just president among independent voters. does that surprise you? >> yes, because it's such a radical shift. but again, i thishift. but again, i think that perceptionfter the debate, maybe more sthan the reality, is everything in politics. ro sed pdehiona tt ede an a presidential on the stage, and that obama lacks the fire and wasn't bringing the fight. for the moment, i think we see that kind of way. i don't know if that will hold overe bao toofo discussion, the president has a
standing advantage. it ititis unusual for a democrat, said romney seems as ana tn.ee a t ke so iy saw this beach earlier this week at the virginia military institute and why he likely will continue to hammer the libya thing, even though, again, we don't know the facts of the case, butt just looks bad. it he wants to take advantageof n:hr isty saying that he is going after counties that voted for barack obama the last time around because they had a real weakness on the part of the president and a lot of people have been persuaded by the debate andl wilng reicanteem t think that's right. it looks at the state department susan rice and others were definily covering them up about a week and a half. that is one of the reasons, and i think that will continue to
come out and you you'll contin thobtioftwre realat as s a o t polls have come up with independents shifting towards the president. many shifting towards romney because of the debate. that has been a little bit spooked and they're going to have to exnd resources in aces they thought that the migh have. lainhiwea wd onrao virginia or florida or ohio, and now they can't do that because ronnie really did make an impression that is different than what they had been suggesting. haenp, wid realize that be. good to have you both d thank you so much. don't miss our coverage of the debate starting at 8:55 p.m. eastern time for the vice presidential debae. ama'ec headquarters. jenna: the first part is most
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words. you use the words of the person so momentous. caseaan. so remember this. government is theonly thing li t ton ree.elong to. ventthlyng wl ng to. well, i come from new jersey. the is a lot more democrats than republicans in new ersey. i am an endangered species there. buevenne je, wean gnm rn bgsus [cheers] i p hr ay i
mawh nests that his very core. one who understands that the true power of this country is in its people and their ingenuity and their integrity and their work eic, all of whichs init ahi opny integrit anda great work at that. he will unleash yourpower to remake america again. hes my friend and i will arabouto hr fr thetrybody, y ofrimit ey heers] [applause] >> thank you. congressman, chris, thanky w,nk smc anu,s generous. thank you so much.
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america, and i appreciate your willingness to stop production for a few hours. hopefully not too long here. and hopefully they have a chance quon ja mts chwhyok y tithoulde. ll answer some, and if they were really tough, i will have chris answer thm. [laughter] you can pick up those questions, a few words before we get going. we had adebate last week, about anha ad ri. jo that. [cheers] [applause] spoke about importantthings and i think the pde andwre che ese si w wkecony. d viweer different. the president would install obamacare. it has been shown that the cost of obamacare per family is about $2500 more. i would repeal obamare and replace t errmto
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they are about as half as lare as the one he has put in place over the last four years. det ald ha w going to c th le. e oqeio u f were to be reelected, we would see trillion dollar deficits again and again. our national debt is almost the same now as our total economy, gdp. itakeshaer fn the economy. ne tow hr opndse g kepresident, when i finally get this job, i will cap e spending i will cut it and i will get us on track to a balanced budget. >> there are other differences as well. the president is planning on obamacare cutting medicare for current retirees y 16l inatwr pr made to our seniors and
i will rtore the funding and make sure th we protect medicare and social security. one thing that i will mention, the president's budget calls for treating our militaryby undreds of billions of dolrs, and then this wkran eat whhoca wi up another few hundred billion. the secretary of defense has called those kinds of cuts devastating to our national security. i will not cut our military. i will store that funding and in w.t ne he [applause] now, there is one more place where you saw a disnction ben twof u was a held theoominacat bs d pet listen carefully to the president's response. because what he said is reminiscent of what he said four years ago, with stimulus and
hiring government workers and raising taxes, those things do se elot eople and expand. those do not encourage entrepreneurs to start more businesses. his plans do not create jobs for the american people. i actually have plan htw temin e obd t iom g again. either by the way, the median income of an american family over the last four years has croiste lt much as fml rets up, these have been tough times for middle income families. jon: ohio is a crucial state in yo an ch tis entire event
>> reporter: rick folbaum in the "happening now" control room. brand-new stories. including the fact it is almos exonethoheay si tter att onla inib hribo to underway on the hill. what did the white house know and when did they know it leading up to that attack that killed our ambassador and three others. we'll take you to washington ve. also governor romney, we've been ju plshow him gaininghe stun ground there we'll go behind the scenes in the buckeye straight, straight ahead. and the after-party brawl in center city, philadelphia. looks more like a flyer anbrea ns ec f apniow"rt right now. martha: new details on the
deadly terror attack in benghazi sparking what some are describing as a political firestorm if not a bigr story than that. the white housd ta laakh t fnhaoss angit who knew what and then. you're taking in a live picture of what is about to happen on capitol hill, a hearing, we'll hear abo that in a moment. welcome to "happening now," i'm nna lee. bill: there a f dea th weang ao formio mcott.thir congressional hearing on the deadly terror attack in benghazi getting underway or about to on capitol hill. at first the oma administration said that deadly attack grew out of a spontaneous th aac v aueorand pointed to anas tre b such a demonstration outside the benghazi compound? despite everything the administration said to the contrary there is evidence the state department never believed the video really had anything to do with it. de,nc.s.ou arins
ssorib ev chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge is live in washington. what are we expecting to come out of this hearing, or what are we expecting to happen during fo, eyre tof kat catri ie poi ofonhe decision makers if you will for security in benghazi. whether it was diplomatic or military security. we are waiting for the hearing to begin led by congrsmen affendfaor inib year up to the attack and a short time ago chairman issa was not ruling out calling secretary of state hillary clinton to explain what happened but today begins wit the whistle-blowers >> you never take it off the to tbi, aoty places that people and places that had to fail in order for this terrible tragedy to occur.
>> reporter: what we're expecting today is a lot of attention on a email that was written by a senior member of security theta thuged twe re bhio al cditions on the ground so, in other words, it appeared that the security was being driven by political factors, jon. bill: so what is our state department saying about the attack now? has the story in essen r:l, h. te aan t ingefs confirmed who was first reported by fox news on september 17th, six days after the attack that there was no demonstration at the consulate when thettack unfolded at 9:340 in the evening local time. are leag r th f buheonlate.m pate few is told that ambassador stevens followed the dictated evacuation and emergency pl that came from washington. after the fall of the libyan dictator gadhafi fox news is disssmt k state departm asul of out and
much less if the number of assailants was greater than four. chairman issa saying this morning there is the political question and then there is a practical matter of security. coacurnhisso ialle ri o t ihiost er aom campaigning, was that i thought it was so important that we get to the truth about the failure of security, because we have hundreds of missions an embassies and cons let around ac qckhe i fd to meet my obligation. >> reporter: two final points, this i shall you'vehe demonstration is important, number one, as we first reported on september 17t there was no demonstration, in ft the was onrai eerhe yt ath d w ande that thread was pulled the entire narrative that someho this was a demonstration that spun out of control, this
was undercut, those statements from the administrion. second of all w wer ithetant to a ronicta e state department on one hand and the white house on the other. at what point was there this division over whether the video had anything really to do with what happened in benghazi? and we know basedn our reporting th whin tst houtbsutle minhe ielemmit ao appears in the state department that it was not driven by this video, that it was in fact a terrorist attack which begs the question, why was it nearly a week later that ambassador rice went on the sunday talk shows ince community, jon.s, which i bill: wow. it always comes down to what did they know and wt did they know it. >> reporter:he facts have a power awful their own from my experience. bill: they do. more on this now. thank youment. mart: wel said by chene. serity failures in benghazi.
trey gowdy. we appreciate the time. i know you'll have to go in a few moments, that you'll be asking the questions today. let's pick up on what catherine pointed out. bo td us lhing tha aassa is b messages on this the administration and other state department officials. why not call secretary of state hillary clinton to testify today to try t close the gap and understand why there is a difference of opinion, or difference of explanation as to whhe aacapned? >>'m gng too rm ion the witnesses he invited. i'm sure he extended an invitation to secretary clinton and i'm sure she said let me send the most knowledgeable person and there will be a reprentive from the part oat thiss nogoin o waon tns fikeo question susan rice every bit as much as hillary clinton if not more. i will defer to chairman issa on who henvited and why.
the purpose of this hearing today for somefyleue thefiotor of adg september the 11th. more than 200 episode of violence, including assassination attempts. my focus is going to be the aftermath, how this administration could ignore what teg , ttac commuty w tng tm, amn rice apparently was the last person in this country to know that a video was not responsible fo the murder of four of our fellow citizens. and i want to know why they sent her on the sunday talk shows to tell u somethi i nsale rthado thihe tivation would be, or could be? >> usually when people misrepresent things it's not because the truth serves them better, it's because the truth gets them in trouble. they want a narrative that his iskiis fon'soreiol real is we are less respected than we have ever been in that
region. makalovei said it's good to be loved and feared. fe andha isotisckic heceisc foreign pal policy is a failure weeks before the election and i don't think that is a conssion he wants to make. martha: they say this is how the situation developed, how information waslect eyavte ttame heereg t figure out exactly what happened. that is something that continues today, the investigation into exactly what type of attack this was and who is responsible. congressman i'm curious. we understand there were other peop inside the consulate when this attack happened and tho w ecu avu heorty lko ahe ynowho they are? what kind of information they are providing as to what happened that night and in the days following? >> i do not. i know that congressman ia and
ngress cffent by ngma chaffez has done yoeman's work on this. i'm sure h has talked to them. my work is going to focus on the fault see explanation and why the american people sr-r misled. thrfur four fell owe americans. martha: what would be next? let's say we are playing out the enario. we understand there is cable talking about a deteriorating situation in libya, and the respon to tt will bene of t y'leki t he hri inuthe awe atn ypo i congress to do? what changes would you want to see made? how would you follow-up per se to what we're going to hear today? >> well, we are going to do things a little unlike the administrati, were going to get of aweo puic pnoceke we are not just going to guess at what needs to be done.
you are correct that there were requests for additional security. not only was additional security not provided they received less security. demef e to know who in t oro rst f life may be in danger for addition security. i can't imagine any place in the world more dangerous thanibya righ now. so if we're pulling security out of lib i'd like to know where thednd treaveeeand ifhe ssat aemgast judges and police officers and the british ambassador, if that is not enough to ramp up security, then we need to close the embassy and close the consulate. if the fbi can't go into a ple diplomates there?safe, we were not haeubl t not not able to secure this crime seat for two weeks. wesat delinwas two thr
m nerot t eoe ts psinhat i'm doing is bringing honor to the lives of the four people who were killed and i want to know why their government let them down. their government sent them there, their government said no when it comes to more secury and i want to know why their government let tm dow rtwelowa t arsof a qgresan knoue oo the hearing at this time. thank you very much for joining us ahead of that. we are watching live pictures of congressman issa who is doing some opening statements on this hearing. t's go ahead and particular a listen. >> a dangerous latnsround acro secyffia wonheroun ments indicate that they repeatedly warned washington officials about dangerous situations in libya. instead, however of moving nc of nma liization.these we will ask our panel here today what normal liization means.
in accounts weave heard it included artificial timelines foremingmen neeplangith the even as training delays and new threats also occurred. this rushoward a reduced presence of u.s. psonnel inn blew a peng in the wall of this very compound we speak about today. requests for extensions of more security by the mission in libya, however, appear to have often been rejected, or even more delibereliainon dpn not even to make them. or as we've had in sworn testimony, if you make them they will not be supported. we know that the tragedy in bezi endt owt ft it
caused by a terrorist attack that was reasonably predictable to eventually happen somewhe in the world, especially on september 11th si sreryon smpel a blue ribbon board to fully investigate what occurred, and if work is important, it is much broader for us and for that panel to take up an aitiol challenge. tharnd auns ilieimart around the world. there are thousands of personnel serving this country who at any time in any country could be a target some of those are high-risk, and obvious, leibya,th m ow insure that security -- bill: what really happened at the benghazi compound in libya ju about a month ago on 9/11
when four americans, inclung ambassador chris stevens were killed? stioto mcesii nfctg and confusing stories that have come out about what led up to that attack and their deaths. if you'd like to continue to watch we have it streaming for you live on foxnews.com. throughout our lives. one a day men's0+ ia coletetiam it has more of 7 antioxidants to support cell health. one a day men's 50+.
jenna: we're going to take you back to the hearing that is ser 11th onn d.c. as to wt we keep referencing a call by unnamed state officials that are brieng the press. th happened last night ahead of the hearing. i wanted to share a couple o things with you as we heard descriptions of what happened that nig. at nht w aent he f iide coul ttttac w ppening, that gunfire and explosions started to happen outside the gates there. there were not protest chants, not a small crowd. what's being described as a large number of men
owheomun denxaumn how many men, but just imagine that description of these men flowing into the compound. as we move further throughout the description, these men start lighting fire inside different parts of the consulate, which i partf tamag tou eing yeehe o ur oid of the consulate, and the aeu taerbgs arattackers are described in different groups. a state department official starts to talk about a third group of attackers and the men maueowaninto tte erre ened here. these are some of the questions that the folks that are having this hearing today, congressman issa along with congressman cumming are trying to attempt to findnswers to. ths iolically motivated, that the republicans are holding this hearing because we are no close to the election
and that politics a at play here. so we are going to continue to match this hearing down to d.c., bring you any relant newsnd thaztes as w hear me ou whess tn four weeks to go, jenna until we go to the polls we are taking a close look at the states that could hold the key to the white house. today that very important state of oo could be the mos ho gt upn the go.en the buckeye state vers in ohio have chosen the winner in 12 of the last 12 elections, that's very much a perfect record. the last peon to w wa960.tutng o e take a look at some of the stats affecting thins in ohio. con kasich the republican governor there, the bio healt and steel industries are obviously h emme r 7 in o
wi back $3.74 there. one in 556 housing units is in reclosure in ohio. president obama has been there nine tim, governor romney sce. letaboit rdolicte f the "coluus dispatch." we talked to him exactly one month ago, what has chained in that month, joe? >> well, what's changed here is what's changed everywhere in the country. thtar h sno t things are tied here. there is no other way to put it. it's neck-and-neck in ohio. as you see behind me governor romney and one of his surrogates gornor chris tear talking now, we are inount ver sh heheill h virtually through election today. they know they need to have ohio and after last wednesday it looks like they have a chance here.
jon: the polls would indicate that. a lot of people seem to have changed their mds just based ay.hat anouk 6 leated it. it was a governor romney that really we haven't seen before. i mean, you know, ilong with so many people who cover him on a daily basis, i've been to so many of his events a just i h justea gh ittr saw a president, frankly that we hadn't seen before. you can go back through all the criticisms that you've heard over the last week, i mean, they werell true of t psi yno i ing,nd is absolutely with th romney campaign right now. jon: all right. we just have a few seconds left. but do you get the sense that the governor is energized and that voters are receiving him well inhi >> absuty. ve sonwd herav b
last night 12,000 people. now the president was in columbus yesterday, he had 15,000, so it's not like the president is wavin the white flagere. it's going to be a dogfight through t e. on: jdon t olbus d tnk f joining us today, joe. >> thanks nor having me. jon: back with more on libya in a moment. 's small business earns 2% cash back on every purchase, everday! helium delivery. put it on my spark card! p! t ne sethstar awesome!!! [ male announcer ] the spark business card from capitalne. choose unlimited rewards with 2% cash back or double miles on every purchase, every day! what'sn your wallet?
jenna: congressman chaffetz talk being at the hearing giving his opening statement. mohe seenhd y aon eri nordstrom, he's going to be providing insight potentially to what happened in benge r-frplt he was there two months before the attack, apparent low he's madet clear that it was part of the policy if you will in libya to kee cutyte, aifially stgye w pf it will be interesting hear from him as he is questioned
today along with three other folks. congressman chaffetz giving his opening statements. we'lbring you back to the hearing as we get more news. fiteft a mor scaveig f trsomrcial ilnowow angeles. rick folbaum live in the newsroom with that. >> reporter: iwas originally thought that five firefighters had been hurt trying to put this thing out. thankfully they are all okay. theyctually were checked out and got back to work and t itands ir 120 firefighters in all working more than two hours to put out the flames at this commercial building in los angeles. the fire apparently started outside the buiing, but then spread insid through the windows. in ohi bus ud inntny aleg cpany. they'll all have to roce now since this building was completely destroyed. luckily nobody hurt, the fire broke out around 10:00 last night, caused quite a tffic m on the nearby 10reew,
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watching live scene unfold at miami-dade community college. what you're looking at here from this helicopter shot we get thanks to wsvn, is a parking garage, a fsty pag geasnd couc acose according to what we know from the scene there, it looks like construction workers along with the firefighter there tryingto figure out what to do next. there is a triage ar set up at this point and what w heg lt le ra ihe cog ne o mmunity college's representatives one person was sent to the hospital. likely no students were hurt. this is under construction but the are some others have injuries and apparent okke a tyfu scene in miami-dade county. more information as we get this. a parking garage under construction and it collapsed day. jon: right now before the
u.s. supreme court a potential landmark case on affirmative action. theustesay hng gh w enw xat ursof she's claiming she did not get into that school despite very good grades and her spot was then given to a less qualified minority student. shannon bream is liv d trgts tup c. reerjo,le i just stepped out the arguments ran very large amount over time because the justices had so many questions. it was a very heated verbal sparringmatch today between th justice and all t ateyhrfhe arg t c tdsy. t t ey let in top 10% of all high school graduates in the state regardless of race. there is another tier, those admissions folks who applied who don't fit into the first cagory and race is one of many factors tatsse magspdinwhge
abigailisher, you mentioned. argued because she was white prevented her from getting one of the additional spots. the attorney was repeatedly was pressed how do you know when y get to en deprco mbenou tha a university's attorney simply argued that you reach critical max. number of justice pushed what is critical mass? how do you draw the line? how do you kn you g ehtoadmd opngace ait students are automatically, claimed as they say frozen out because they aren't minorities? the justice to watch was anthony kennedy. they had a lot of skepticism whathe university is cutldoin hesk nin oueeqy minority that race will boost them and get them in? the attorneys really struggled with that question. seems like plenty skepticism
who could be the one to judg this cse bee prit ramesolor th sides hoping to score anthony kennedy. he had plenty skepticism for the current policy the university of texas issing and current being sued over. n? jon: that will be a fascinating case. time n y? eerwew is due by june but probably will be earlier in the spring, jon. jon: thanks very much. shannon bream the supreme court. jenna: now out to arizona. the state of arizona is handing out cash for bright ideas that save money. gn aw to reward state workers who pointut ways to cut the budget. anita vogel is live on the west coast with more on this. how much money are we talking about here? >> reporter: it depends. 10% of the cost of savings. uld unofng bereoea thseemeeme with it actuly has to save the
state some money. let me show you some examples, amazing examples from the city of phoenix. look at this group of water workers, water employees. eyvopeg md a way to savhe 3ll o a complicated water project. instead spent only a mere 15,000 by coming up with their own product. so they saved the city millions of dollars. they each pocketed $20. s akat ce es tinal airport transportation vehicles just one color. that ended up saving the city more than $2 million. she received an extra $3500 for herself. >>een a vty eshaveen miitys to repair the barbecue grills that you find in many of the city parks rather than replacing them once they become worn ou to coming up with innovative
rr st reporter: and phoenix alone has saved more than $15 million over the last nine years. the cut for empyees there? 163,000. so, that'some extra incentive. je lexta,igh fo?tdeeveeed >> it has. it has been used in other states. california, texas, new york. even arizona used it. they used it for about 20 years but it just doesn't rk. recently governor brewer in ongn aewllo iai eain ame someone is at work, they should be thinking, hey, maybe i can get a bonus. >> if somebody is going to be working in a bureaucracy, bees t wy they ain b ighto ty cdoo money. it isn't going to be a
legislator. sometimes it is not even the director. is the peel on the front line. reporter: believe it or not in the city of pix fis eoyser e radeut o so nsa get a cash reward but to try to help the city cut down on costs. so i guess those are the kinds of employees you hope will stick around. jenna, back to you. jenna: sounds like a very interestinidea. maybe this wul won cossdokn weseer iesfr a,nk vmu >> reporter: okay. jon: going to take you back to washington, d.c. now where chairman darrell issa has just sworn in th first of the witnesses who will testify about the ri osuraman were killed. let's listen in. >> i'm responsible for reclamation security program that oversees 58 high and siificant hazard dams in ve western states ones en cn nna
icntrre li upeahe death of ambassador stevens and later the congressional inquiry, i identify myself to my congressional representative staff as a person with intimatenowledge of the security situation ior to an a dogth staff investigators. i made a personal decision to come forward with information and do not represent dod or any government agency. i had unique access and plact ygome erdgesil in l. i utun tme forward in order tonform and provide a portion of ground truth information. i feel asense of honor for those individualshove un tvi o tr ireeuf wt realize much of my work in libya was entangled in sensitive government work and i must be careful not to
betray the trust and confidences that have been placed in me. the killing of a u.s. trinthndor is a rand rees antas a iz i made the determination that this outweighs all other interests and will risk whatever circumstances may result from myestimony. i served as site security ru 1gufmmander inibyaom s mobilized from the utah national guard in title 10 statu and reported to special operations command, africa, soc africa which serves directly under after if i co. atd me command of the sst the s element consisted of 16 members. it is my understanding it was crafted by the national security council to meet t demanding security chlenges facing the department of stat and their reiremt to stdarrli
the sst loaned considerable support to the department of state security posture in this uncertain and volatile environment. e sst's mission was to support and answer to the chief of msion ib edre fhe on sitofr. provided security support, medical support, communications support, for every facet of security that covered the embassy. as the sst coder i had a s elnvd the country tm. pptoso,n security objectives. the embassy staff lived and worked together at two locations in, in tripoli and embassy property in benghazi. the sst supportedsecurity movements floc wender psr a their work required. on two occasions i sent sst members to benghazi to support and bolster security at that location. the ss. it was closely integrated
with regular diplatic re fhes wentsorki oy t.eecy i el to benghazi on two occasns with the rso. ones with the rso to evaluate the security situation there and once to conduct some work for the defense attache's oice. i tre sndiin ta.rona respoed with ds agents in order to help provide medical and security assistance to wounded u.k. security personnel. i conducted a posattack investigation of the ambush or asslt rartwind baor kretz and stevens, the other and other members of the security team. in june when eric nordstr rotated out i was the senior member of the country team with the exception of the bassev rkos thn sp
comm to a ex-pa dish airy post. ambassad stevens was avid runner and played tennis as well. sst was heavily performed in the security detl whe cas. ra s pid important link for the country team to soc africa. with its intelligence assets and resources there was a good exchange of information between soc africa and the rso. itas a gki om sitenst a an t members of the embassy posts throughout libya. i reported three times a week through video teleconference to soc africa and sent daily situation reports. i had the communications capability to pre /7k ri i ngav as e-il or docents i worked with on a daily basis because much of this was contained on africom servers and computer that i worked through. my recollection of dates is
mostly from memory. atoronoras spy sh ger cent sion not to extend sst security work beyond the fifth of august terminated our security work in this capacity. military members of my team were in the process of chging status from title back toleho reepre ntusupdated with reports that i sent to my military chain of command and cc'd the rso on. rso sent information on security and threats of similar manner up his chain cmand e s oun ideby ap e situation was unstable. libyans struggled with the transitional government hess indicated tated to make decisions and were forced to rely on local and tribal militias with varying degrees of lalty ruli affic.o fighting among militias was
common when i departed. militias appeared to be disintegrating organizations representing freelance criminal orgizations. targeted aacksagait er won ce wublic unment that he would like to r around the embassy compound in tripoli. when i arrived in february there were three msd teams on the ground. ambassador kretz was confronted havg lo on ofoseand eniat srir the ambassador struggled with renewing the sst beyond april 5th. that's ambassador stevs. the second msd team was withdrawn shortly after td t w rericted t perfng security work only, restricted from performing security work only and limited only to training local guard force members in july. the remaining msd was withdrawn at about the same
time the sst rik inessith regular diplomatic security personl. the security in benghazi was a struggle and remained a struggle throughout my time there. the situation remained uncertain and reports fr so lisntet plicur rne . prheas only one u.s. diplomatic security agent stationed there. the rso struggled to obtain additional personnel but there was never, but was mbltotable to@kenhe wi i tnfti pre b pgether with data points from others. so an accurate picture can be obtained. we need to be dedicated to the understanding to understanding the probms that surrounded this attack in order to find a luti at awr aersaries to take an advantage over us. my purpose in conveying this
information is to prevent their ability to take the life of another ambassador. or kill another valuable and taleed plicer rvofheout >> thank you. mr. nordstrom. >> good morning, chairman is, ranking member cummings rand other diingud memof t cote my iic st an cnt s a special supervisory special agent with the u.s. department of state's bureau of diplomatic security. i joined the department in april 1998 and have served in domestic andverss shond. hra, etopia, new delhi, india, and most recently as regional security officer at the u.s. embassy i tripoli, libya. a position i held from september 21st, 20,ntil hegicu
ficer or rso at the u.s. embassy in tripoli i served as the principle advisor to ambassadors creditsnd stevens on security and law enforcement matters. i' hre ttoro iminpo our en optr 11t, 2012. including the murders of ambaador stevens, sean smith, glen doherty, and tyrone woods. i had the pleasure of working with ambasr stens ngi d eat me lobaador stevens is not only tragic for his family and sad for our country but his dea will prove to be a devastate loss for libya, struggling to recover from its recent civil w il i wke ndce tamilies of these four patriots who gave their lives in the service of their country.
many of us were dedicated to anything in lib yo both home and aroad. to my colleagues that rved with me in the afterth of dra. snou hou myomng t the evening of september 11th. i have not sign an attack of such ferocity and intensity previously in libya nor wit my time in the diplomatic security servi. i'm concerned this attack sials nety ut me bck bombings did for the marines, the 1998 east africa embassy bombings did for the state dipt and 9/11 did for our entire country. however we must remembe lauriitio
efs t n of r diplomats to do their jobs. the answer can not be to operate from a bunker. arriving in tripoli in the midst of the libyan civil war it was immediately obvious to t akta exhausted from their civil war, and opating under fragmented and paralyzed government institutions. they were barely able to protect themselves from yas rovings, ma af militias. as a result, libyan government was unable to extend security assets to diplomatic missions in customary ways we expect around the world. we could t rely on the byanerent riinig enrghr or to ask them for assistance in mitigating those threats. in benghazi however, the government of libya, through
the 17th,ebruary, marrs brebre usnsnt aur of the volution. routine civil unrest, milia on militia violence, general lawlessness and surprisi motor vehicle accidents were the primary threats facing our mission ol wot,innnelurin mi thriof 2012 we noted an increasing number of attacks and incidents which appeared to target foign-fill rated -- affiliated organizations. in response to the mbfngo os we implemented tioshsnddne t disrupt any planning which would-be attackers. the efforts iluded reviewing and practicing our emergency preparedness drills. most importantly we reiterated our request at all levels of governmentor tiecyodos or. hese oversight
jenna: back to washington, e crenariyre hin what happen ad in benghazi. we heard fro two so far working security in the area. up with of the thes we've seen soar is definitely some concern about the need for more secuty on the ground. let's aad and cin toli t t hng >>ve in enrcemt for 35 years, including 17 consecutive years stationed abroad as
regional security officer in nicaragua, taania kt, gualand germany. i'm here to share best information to date about what happened in benghazi on september 11th. as you know there are ongoing investigations and reviews being conducted and we arepking toy with asisroesur ar,or rmn bomes available, we will continue to engage closely with congress. let me begin by dcribing the actual compound in iorha00ds londrl00 yards wide. the main building was divided into two sections. the public session included common areas and meeting space. the private section was a cl seah
couig bin b, housed diplomatic security agents. the tactical operations center, occupied third building. the fourth building on the r tib17ebyd a ac brigade members. after acquiring the compound we made a number of security upgrades. among other steps we extended the height of the outer wall to 1 feet with manrycre we increased the external lighting anderected jersey barriers outside the perimeter. we also added equipment to detect explosives as well as immine daerifio doessible from the ground. jenna: one of the reasons why the consulate was moved to this area because the hotel where it was being temporarily placed, there